From: Gavin McCullagh (gavin at domain fiachra.ucd.ie)
Date: Fri 05 Oct 2001 - 17:41:31 IST
just a brief mention of our adventures in the last few hours.
Got a ATI AIW 32MB video card / tv tuner / dvd decoder etc.
Tried getting it working with XF86 V3. No go. Simply No Go.
Decided to upgrade to Xf86 V4. Successfully did so, but could only get
maximum 1024x768 res (a bit crap really).
Found posting on google of Eoin Phillips talking on ILUG about need for
XFCom_Rage128 server for proper support of this card. It's only available
from Suse (apparently).
Searched for same and eventually found:
RPM only (understandably, it's SUSE).
installed alien (which is totally F**king cool). Converted RPM -> DEB in <1
ran XF86Setup -> didn't work, don't know what was wrong.
ran xf86config -> worked straight off.
Now I've got
* New cool graphics card
* XF86 V4.
all of which are really cool and X is all nice and anti-aliased and it's flying
along. I'm well chuffed.
Now I gotta get the TV tuner working and DVD. Can a hardware decoder be
used in linux or is it only software decoding with libcss??
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